Billy Bob Thornton
Date of Birth: Aug 4, 1955
Biography: Billy Bob Thornton is an American actor, director, musician, playwright and screenwriter. Thornton gained early recognition as a cast member on the CBS sitcom Hearts Afire and in several early 1990s films including On Deadly Ground and Tombstone. In the mid-1990s, after writing, directing, and starring in the independent film Sling Blade, he won an Academy Award for Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay). He appeared in several major film roles following Sling Blade 's success...(Wikipedia)
Total Credits at Criticker: 69 (Actor), 4 (Director), 9 (Writer)
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Titles you haven't rated - Actor (69) | Director (4) | Writer (9)
- The Crocodile's Dilemma (2014) - S1 E1
- The Rooster Prince (2014) - S1 E2
- A Muddy Road (2014) - S1 E3
- Eating the Blame (2014) - S1 E4
- The Six Ungraspables (2014) - S1 E5
- Buridan's Ass (2014) - S1 E6
- Who Shaves the Barber? (2014) - S1 E7
- The Heap (2014) - S1 E8
- A Fox, a Rabbit, and a Cabbage (2014) - S1 E9
- Morton's Fork (2014) - S1 E10
Set in North Carolina's Appalachian Mountains, eighteen-year-old Jacob McNeely is torn between appeasing his meth-dealing kingpin father and leaving the mountains forever with the girl he loves.
When the CIA's most skilled operative-whose true identity is known to none-accidentally uncovers dark agency secrets, a psychopathic former colleague puts a bounty on his head, setting off a global manhunt by international assassins. (imdb)
Clairvoyant femme fatale Nicola Six has been living with a dark premonition of her impending death by murder. She begins a tangled love affair with three uniquely different men: one of whom she knows will be her murderer.
A young drug-addled writer approaching the bottom of his descent submits to two months of agonizing detox at a treatment center in Minnesota. (imdb)
A journalist recounts her wartime coverage in Afghanistan and Pakistan. (imdb)
Fueled by cheap whiskey, greed and hatred, Willie teams up once again with his angry little sidekick, Marcus, to knock off a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve. (imdb)
Goliath (2016) - TV Series
A disgraced lawyer, now an ambulance chaser, gets a case that could bring him redemption or at least revenge on the firm which expelled him. (imdb)
Film star Vince Chase and his cronies take on Hollywood. (imdb)
A feature film based on the documentary "Our Brand Is Crisis", which focuses on the use of American political campaign strategies in South America. (imdb)
Ricky, Julian and Bubbles bring their trailer park humor out onto the stage for a night of bravado, schemes and an intoxicated acting demo. (imdb)
Big city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to discover the truth and, along the way, reconnects with his estranged family. (imdb)
Dwayne McLaren has been looking for a way out of his small town upbringing of Cut Bank, MT since he graduated high school several years earlier. When he finds himself in the wrong place at the right time, he jumps at a chance to pursue a better life in a bigger city with his girlfriend Cassandra. But luck doesn't exist in Cut Bank, and this perceived good fortune is quickly followed by a flood of bad karma. (imdb)
It's been said that the first 21 years defines the career of an artist. Few directors have single-handedly shaken up the film establishment like the godfather of indie, Richard Linklater. From the groundbreaking SLACKER to his innovative BOYHOOD, Linklater has just reached the 21-year mark and has unapologetically carved his signature into American pop culture. (imdb)
Two estranged brothers reunite at their childhood home in the Alaskan wild. They set out on a two-day hike and are stalked by an unrelenting grizzly bear. (imdb)
Fargo (2014) - TV Series
A recounting of the chaotic events that occurred at Dallas' Parkland Hospital on the day U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. (imdb)
The drama is about two families from different countries whose cultures clash. The drama takes place in the 1960s. (imdb)
When three redneck brothers agree to help a woman save her son from an abusive father, they become targets on the run from an odd cast of characters. (imdb)
An outlaw cat, his childhood egg-friend and a seductive thief kitty set out in search for the eggs of the fabled Golden Goose to clear his name, restore his lost honor and regain the trust of his mother and town.
A comedy about manure salesmen in 1960s heartland America.
On the very day he's released from a 10-year prison sentence, convicted bank robber Driver (Dwayne Johnson) hits the streets to take revenge on the men who bungled the job that got him busted and his beloved brother killed. But close on Driver's tail are a driven cop (Billy Bob Thornton) on the one hand and a flamboyant contract killer (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) on the other.
A multi-strand narrative set in early 1980's Los Angeles, centered on an array of characters who represent both the top of the heap and the bottom. Connecting the intertwining strands are a group of beautiful, blonde young men and women who sleep all day and party all night, doing drugs - and one another - with abandon, never realizing that they are dancing on the edge of a volcano.
A young slacker and a single mom get tangled up in a terrorist cell plotting a political assassination.
From the time he was a child, Charles Farmer (Thornton) had only one goal: to be an astronaut. Even when he is forced to drop out of NASA's astronaut training program to deal with a family situation, he refuses to let anything stand in the way of his dream. When, on the eve of the long-anticipated launch of his barn-built rocket, Farmer faces a new set of obstacles, he is determined o reach his goal no matter the odds. (Warner Bros.)
Taken aback by his mother's wedding announcement, a young man returns home in an effort to stop her from marrying his old high school gym teacher (Thornton), a man who made high school hell for generations of students. (imdb)
In School for Scoundrels, Jon Heder plays Roger, a beleaguered New York City meter maid who is plagued by anxiety and low self esteem. In order to overcome his feelings of inadequacy, Roger enrolls in a top-secret confidence-building class taught by the suavely underhanded Dr. P (Thornton). Aided by his assistant Lesher (Duncan), Dr. P uses unorthodox, often dangerous methods, but he guarantees results: Employ his techniques and you will unleash your inner lion. (MGM)
Grizzled former professional baseball player Morris Buttermaker (Thornton) is recruited by a strait-laced lawyer (Harden) to coach the Bears, a woefully inept Little League team. He's got to find a way to drive this gang of 12 misfits to a championship against their hated rivals: the Yankees and their overbearing coach (Kinnear). From the director that brought you "School of Rock" working with the writing team behind "Bad Santa" comes a hilarious 2005 homage to an irreverent 1976 comedy: "Bad News Bears." (Paramount Pictures)
A wickedly funny thriller about thick thieves and thin ice. (Focus Features)
The dramatic true story of one of the most momentous battles in American history, this is the tale of a handful of men who stood up for their passion and ideals against an overwhelming force. (Touchstone Pictures)
Set in the Ozark mountains, Chrystak combines red-dirt realism with the fabulist Southern literary tradition -- part Flannery O'Connor, part Johnny Cash -- to tell a wild and haunting tale of the power of true love. (First Look)
A true American story of a group of young athletes, their town and their dreams. (Universal)
Spattered with blood and controversy, Sam Peckinpah's Westerns revolutionized their genre. SAM PECKINPAH'S WEST: LEGACY OF A HOLLYWOOD RENEGADE goes in search of the man behind these legendary films. (imdb)
"Bad Santa" is the story of two conmen who go on a road trip to malls dressed as Santa and his elf. Rather than spreading good cheer, the duo's motive is to rob each establishment, a strategy that becomes complicated when they encounter an 8-year-old who teaches them the true meaning of Christmas. (imdb)
A romantic comedy about a man who wins in court and a woman who courts to win.
Manuel Jordan (Thornton) is a man caught between two worlds: the one which existed before he was incarcerated, and the one into which he's released 22 years later. (Sony Pictures Classics)
A funny thing happens to two married couples on the way to the Monster Truck Show in Reno, Nevada. (Miramax)
A sheriff (Thornton) begins an investigation into the death of a local transsexual after hearing that high ranking politicians may have been involved. Although he is homophobic, his investigation causes him to be rejected by others, forcing him to seek help from the people he once despised. (imdb)
When the suave, irresistible Joe (Willis), and his hypochondriac partner Terry (Thornton) escape from prison, they cut a swath from Oregon through California, robbing banks in order to finance their scheme for a new and somewhat legitimate life south of the border. (MGM)
A noirish tale set in 1949, about a dissatisfied barber who hears from a customer about a speculative business venture. The barber, Ed Crane, is prompted to reflect on the direction he wishes his life to take, and on what he might do to change his current direction.
A hard-hitting Southern drama tempered by a story of powerful, life-changing love. It is the story of Hank (Thornton), an embittered prison guard working on Death Row in rural Georgia. He begins an unlikely but emotionally charged affair with Leticia (Berry), the wife of a man he has just executed. (Lions Gate Films)
Valentine Casey is a Marshal in the desolate Tucson territory of the early 1900's. On Christmas Eve, his outlaw family pays him a disturbing visit. He must confront the sins of his past. He and his partner, U.S. Christmas, journey through the desert to a small town that the ruthless Henry Clan has hit in order to save Casey's love, Adelyne.
Dark comedy where a married couple (Thornton and Dern) come to the aid of a jailed uncle (Jim Varney). (IMDb)
CatDog: The Great Parent Mystery (2001) - TV Movie
Dog hopes that his and Cat's parents were out for their big surprise. (imdb)
Around the classic 1800's Western campfire, Slope and Tar tangle about what's been, what will be, and who may or may not survive the first New Age chat in the Old West. (imdb)
A feud develops between two air traffic controllers: one cocky and determined while the other is restrained and laidback, which inevitably affects their lives. (imdb)
When an asteroid is headed for Earth the world's best deep core drilling team is sent to nuke the rock from the inside.
John Travolta leads an all-star cast on a wild race to the presidency in this savagely funny comedy. (Universal Pictures)
Captivated by the lure of sudden wealth, the quiet rural lives of two brothers (Paxton, Thornton) erupt into conflicts of greed, paranoia and distrust when over four million dollars in cash is discovered at the remote site of a downed small airplane. (Paramount Pictures)
Life is good for Jack, Carter and Harlan, three inept ne'r-do-wells who help run master dope-grower Malcoms flourishing marijuana plantation somewhere in northern California. But then Malcom is suddenly bumped off by a mysterious assailant, after a moment of panic, the naive trio decide to take over the business themselves... (imdb)
He was touched by the power and filled with the spirit. A man of faith. A man of the flesh. A man plagued by the darker side of human desire, and rage. Robert Duvall is Sonny, a gifted Southern preacher loved by his community. When Sonny loses control and commits a crime of passion, he is forced to run from the law. Hiding out in the small town of Bayou Boutte, Sonny adopts a new identity and sets out on a new mission ' to find the road to redemption. (Universal)
The mythological tale of a war between encroaching civilization and the beast gods of the forest. (Miramax)
He's a small-time gambler with a backpack full of cash, an overdue debt in Vegas and a broken radiator hose. She's a hot-and-cold vixen caught in the grips of a twisted relationship with her powerful husband. Both of them just want to get out of town. And after you meet the citizens of Superior, Arizona, you'll understand why. (Sony)
Director Alan Smithee comes to Hollywood to make a movie. Due to a variety of factors, he decides to disown it and direct it under a pseudonym. Unfortunately, the Director's Guild requires that if a director disowns a movie in this fashion, he *must* use the official Director's Guild pseudonym...which happens to be Alan Smithee. Ironic because the actual director of this movie chose the pseudonym as well. (imdb)
A wheelchair bound (Jim Metzler) paraplegic fantasizes about the new blonde (Andrea Thompson), who moves into the house across from him. His fantasy (which move into black and white film noir) involves his being a private detective out to help the poor blonde damsel in distress. In real life, he refuses to leave his home and is being taken for a ride by his over-sexed sister (Kay Lenz). (imdb)
A southern gothic tale about a man named Karl, who's just been released from an asylum - some 25 years after he committed a gruesome crime. He returns to the southern town of his youth, where his quiet, gentle manner and simple charm land him a job and lead him to an unlikely friendship with a young boy and his widowed mother.
A story about a man who can't seem to do anything but win at the tables in Vegas. This, of course, brings hustlers out of the woodwork intent on using him for financial gain. One of them is the man's brother who, incidentally, is trying to find who it was that killed their father, while still another is a woman who has schemes of her own. Couple all of this with drug kingpins and general thugs and you have a comedy with a fresh twist on surviving in Vegas. (imdb)
Don't Look Back (1996) - TV Movie
Drug addict Jesse thinks he's found the answer to all his problems in the form of a breifcase full of money. However, the money isn't his and stealing it from right under the nose of a gang's hitman isn't a good idea. (imdb)
On the run after murdering a man, accountant William Blake encounters a strange North American man named Nobody who prepares him for his journey into the spiritual world.
The setting is early America during the oil boom. An elderly, down on his luck 'oil man', Mr. Cox finds himself in the town of Henrietta. Using unconventional methods, he convinces himself and local Don Day that there is oil on Day's land. The financially strapped Day puts everything into finding oil...but at what cost? (imdb)
Out There (1995) - TV Movie
A photojournalist accidentally puts himself at the center of a major news story in this comedy. When Delbert Mosley (Bill Campbell) loses his job at a tabloid newspaper, he purchases an antique camera with used film inside of it. The film happens to document an alien abduction -- and once the photos are published, Delbert is in high demand with everyone from his former boss (Bobcat Goldthwait) to the government to the woman (Wendy Schaal) who thinks her father is captured in the pictures. (google)
Mystical martial artist/environmental agent takes on a ruthless oil corporation. (imdb)
In this scathing and subversive social comedy, life in post riot Los Angeles is dissected under the sardonic eye of John Boyz, an unemployed thirty nothing flounderer on Venice Beach who is trying to figure out what to do with his life... (imdb)
Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade (1994) - Short Film
Twenty-five years after commiting a double murder, Karl Childers is going to be released from an institution for the criminally insane. A local reporter comes to talk to him, and after some fussing about her gender, the institution's director lets her talk to Karl (after all, he'll have to talk to women after his release). Karl talks about his life leading up to the crime, and the reporter listens in horror. (imdb)
A married woman agrees to have sex with another man for $1,000,000. (imdb)
Based on the true life experiences of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, the film focuses on half-brothers Paco and Cruz, and their bi-racial cousin Miklo. It opens in 1972, as the three are members of an East L.A. gang known as the "Vatos Locos", and the story focuses on how a violent crime and the influence of narcotics alter their lives. Miklo is incarcerated and sent to San Quentin, where he makes a "home" for himself.(imdb)
Slave traders bring back evil voodoo entity that is accidently freed by the Confederate army during the Civil War. The entity possesses the bodies of the dead soldiers to create an army of its own bent on conquest, using the corpses of both the North and South. (imdb)
Upon getting out of prison, a man who took the rap for some thief buddies gets together with them again, and tells them he's not interested in doing things with them any more. They stick a dead body in his trunk, unbeknownst to him, and he roars off to find his future. Unfortunately, they forgot to get the key they need off the body, so they're chasing him. (imdb)
With the assistance of two Los Angeles Police Department detectives, Star City, Arkansas Police Chief Dale "Hurricane" Dixon prepares to take on several criminals heading to his small town after a crime-filled road trip from California (imdb)
A struggling young comedian takes a menial job on a cruise ship where he hopes for his big chance to make it in the world of cruise ship comedy.